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Unformatted text preview: • Hume’s basic philosophy: everything is based on experience. By everything you mean all of our ideas. o Our ideas of the world o Whatever we conceive o He calls this empasism o He calls these impressions Impressions are simply what strikes my mind in terms of sensation or anything else o An idea are simply the image of impressions • Our old ideas resembling our impressions o They are images or mirror of our impressions o All our ideas should resemble an impression o Only the SIMPLE ones o Always have to distinguish between simple and complex o They are simply the reflection of that • The big headache o Some of our ideas go beyond our experience o Because they are complex o Because our mind produce more and more abstract ideas No longer simple ideas o Complex ideas are made up of simple ideas Complex means made of parts the idea of the self is a complex idea the ideas no longer resemble anything because they’ren ot connected to an impression they are anti thoughts...
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This note was uploaded on 03/10/2009 for the course PHIL 1000 taught by Professor Crystal during the Spring '07 term at LSU.
- Spring '07